RE: [Fwd: W3C ridiculous new policy on patents]
On Mon, 2001-10-01 at 14:21, Champion, Mike wrote: > To be fair, you don't have to ignore W3C work "entirely", only that part of > its *future* output that is explicitly produced by WG's operating under RAND > rules rather than RF rules. Maybe they should distribute the publications in a different color of ink, then... Even if they do that, it doesn't exactly bolster my confidence in the W3C as a level playing ground. (Not that it's a change, I guess.) > The only current Recommendation that seems to > be potentially affected by this is SVG ... or perhaps the SVG people chose > to operate under at least the potential that various contributors had > enforceable patents on bits of the SVG technology, I don't claim to > understand all this very well. Is there any public discussion of SVG and IP issues? I remember it being mentioned, but don't know what happened. (SVG members are noted in the RAND draft.) -- Simon St.Laurent "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue
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